Exclusive: EU antitrust regulators to okay Siemens Healthineers’ $16.4 billion Varian buy – sources

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FILE PHOTO: Siemens Healthineers logo is seen on an item of clothing in manufacturing plant in Forchheim

BRUSSELS/MUNICH (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators are set to grant conditional clearance to German health group Siemens Healthineers’ $16.4-billion bid for U.S. peer Varian Medical Systems Inc, three people familiar with the matter said.

The EU green light will come after Siemens Healthineers last month offered concessions to address competition concerns about interoperability, the sources said. Such a measure enables computer systems and software to work with each other.

(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee in Brussels and Alexander Huebner in Munich)

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